Delivering thriving neighbourhoods that are

Delivering thriving communities that are best by design




Winton is a publicly listed developer with many large-scale projects currently in progress in New Zealand and Australia. Winton specialises in developing integrated and fully master-planned communities that are best by design, with superior building standards where no detail is overlooked. Winton has a portfolio of circa 7,500 residential lots, dwellings, apartment units and retirement village units.

Vision

Our vision is to set the standard as a world-class property group that creates thoughtful master-planned neighbourhoods that are best by design. We are dedicated to creating more sustainable, connected and vibrant urban communities, providing a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan

Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Chris, a founding principal and CEO of Winton, has over 30 years of experience in real estate investment.

Prior to establishing Winton, Chris founded the Belle Property real estate franchise in Australia in 1999, and grew this business to circa 25 offices across Australia and New Zealand, prior to its sale to private equity interests in 2009.

Chris holds an Associate Diploma in Business (Property Valuation).

Michaela Meehan

Michaela Meehan

Non-Executive Director

Michaela is a founding principal and director of Winton.

Michaela was a Senior Product Manager for the Danish brewery Carlsberg, in Copenhagen, from 1995 and 2001. Michaela was also a professional sailor for 13 years, competing at three Olympic Games as a member of the Danish Sailing Team.

Michaela holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

David Liptak

David Liptak

Non-Executive Director

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Spring Street Partners - a private US-based investment firm established in 1995.

David began his career as an analyst in the Arbitrage Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in August 1982. In 1984, David joined Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. as a Senior Vice President in charge of the firm’s proprietary Arbitrage Department, a position he held until 1992. He then left to form West Broadway Partners Inc., an investment partnership that ultimately managed more than US$700m in investor capital.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard.

Julian Cook

Julian Cook

Executive Director and Director of Retirement

Julian joins Winton, having worked with the Summerset Group for the last 11 years. Initially engaged as Summerset’s Chief Financial Officer, Julian oversaw the company’s transition to become a publicly listed company on the NZX and ASX, and in 2014 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to 2010, Julian was an Associate Director with Macquarie Group for over 12 years, gaining significant experience in the energy, industrial services, tourism and aged care sectors. He holds a Master of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato.

Julian is currently a director of Sky City Entertainment Group and WEL Networks.

Anna Molloy

Anna Molloy

Independent Director

Anna has over fifteen years’ experience working in equity capital markets, investment management, private equity and business development. In 2017, she joined the NZX board as a Future Director for 18 months.

Anna is currently a director of ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited and Channel Infrastructure NZ Limited.

Anna has degrees in Commerce and Engineering from Auckland University and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003. Anna is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Glen Tupuhi

Glen Tupuhi

Independent Director

Glen has over 30 years’ governance experience, including in health and justice related fields, including representing Ngati Paoa, Hauraki and iwi Maori.

Glen has held senior positions in Oranga Tamariki, Corrections, Health Waikato, Hauora Waikato and Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa and ministerial appointments to the Independent Maori Statutory Board from 2010 – 2016, and nationally to the Maori Economic Development Panel.

Glen holds a Graduate Diploma Business Studies (Health Management) from Massey University.

James Kemp

James Kemp

Non-Independent Director

James has been appointed to the Board of Winton in his capacity as a representative of TC Akarua 2 Pty Limited (as trustee of the TC Akarua Sub Trust), being a substantial shareholder in Winton.   

James is a Senior Managing Director in Macquarie Asset Management and is Head of Real Estate, Asia-Pacific. He has over 16 years of experience in real estate private equity and investment banking across Asia-Pacific. James has been a director on a number of other real estate companies and is currently also a director of the Japan and China logistics developer and fund manager, Unified Industrial.  

James has a Bachelor of Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce (First class Honours and University Medal) from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Finance from INSEAD.

Jelte Bakker

Jelte Bakker

Non-Independent Director (Alternate)

Jelte has been appointed as an alternate director for James Kemp.

Jelte is a Senior Managing Director in Macquarie Asset Management and is Global head of Opportunistic Real Estate.  Jelte has over 20 years of experience in real estate private equity and investment banking. Jelte is currently also a director on a number of other real estate companies around the world.

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan

Chief Executive Officer

Chris, a founding principal and CEO of Winton, has over 30 years of experience in real estate investment.

Prior to establishing Winton, Chris founded the Belle Property real estate franchise in Australia in 1999, and grew this business to circa 25 offices across Australia and New Zealand, prior to its sale to private equity interests in 2009.

Chris holds an Associate Diploma in Business (Property Valuation).

Simon Ash

Simon Ash

Chief Operating Officer

Simon is responsible for overseeing Winton’s business operations.

Simon has over 18 years’ experience spanning real estate finance and investment banking.  Prior to joining Winton, Simon gained much of his experience at Macquarie Bank, and in a variety of roles at Brookfield Financial.

Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Economics and Finance from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Justine Hollows

Justine Hollows

General Manager, Corporate Services

Justine is responsible for the Group’s corporate services, including legal oversight, risk management, compliance and human resources. In addition to her role as General Manager of Corporate Services, Justine is also the Company's General Counsel.

Justine has extensive experience in law, including property development, transactional and leasing work.

Justine has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Waikato.

Jean McMahon

Jean McMahon

Chief Financial Officer

Jean is responsible for managing Winton’s finance, tax and accounting functions.

A Chartered Accountant, Jean has over 18 years of experience in real estate, finance and investment which she gained in a variety of roles across New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada.

Jean’s career to date has also included working for Property for Industry, Lloyds Banking Group (UK) and Hillcore Group (Canada), as well as KPMG (New Zealand and Canada).

Jean holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from the University of Auckland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Duncan Elley

Duncan Elley

Head of Land Development

Duncan is a senior real estate professional with responsibility for Winton’s land development projects.

Duncan has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and investment management. Prior to joining Winton, Duncan gained his extensive real estate transactional experience with Chenavari Investment Managers and Capmark Bank Europe plc in the United Kingdom.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

James Burgess

James Burgess

Head of Vertical Living

James is an experienced architect, responsible for Winton’s Vertical Living development projects.

James returned to New Zealand in 2015, bringing with him extensive experience from across a broad range of sectors and projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Australia and the United Kingdom.  Since then, James’ work has centred primarily on the creation of successful mixed use communities – whether in city centre redevelopment programmes, or community building residential developments.  An advocate for alternative residential tenure, with a focus on strategic outcomes and creative vision, James has leveraged experience attained within the United Kingdom ‘Build to Rent’ market, and applied it to both the Australian and New Zealand sectors.

James holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from Victoria University (Te Herenga Waka), Wellington, and is a New Zealand Registered Architect.

Steve Linnegar

Steve Linnegar

Head of Construction

Steve is a senior property professional responsible for the procurement and construction of Winton’s development projects.

Steve has over 35 years experience in construction, engineering and development gained across commercial, residential and hospitality projects in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Steve was responsible for the delivery of the Athletes Village for the 2012 London Olympics before working with Stanhope in London. Prior to joining Winton, Steve was accountable for the planning and delivery of a portfolio of data centre projects in Australia.

Steve holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales.

David Osborne

David Osborne

Senior Development Manager

David is primarily responsible for Winton’s Lakeside project.

David is a highly accomplished development manager, who has more than 30 years of experience in residential land development projects across the Auckland isthmus. David has an extensive knowledge of the land development process, in its entirety, ranging from post procurement through to project delivery. David joined Winton the team after spending 10 years with the Todd Property Group, where he was responsible for delivering its Long Bay development.

David holds a New Zealand Certificate in both Land Surveying and Civil Engineering.

Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs

Senior Development Manager

Stuart is responsible for delivering Winton’s Cracker Bay project.

Stuart has over 25 years experience working on large-scale real estate and construction projects. spending 15 years with Zenprop in South Africa overseeing development projects, comprising of commercial, residential, industrial, retail, and mixed-use schemes.  

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Adam Colleton

Adam Colleton

Development Manager

Adam is an experienced Development Manager whose primary focus is the management of Winton’s Lakeside project.

Prior to joining the Winton team, much of Adam’s experience was gained in Melbourne, with roles in valuation, project feasibility and development delivery.  Adam has worked across all stages of the property cycle - from acquisition and planning, through to development delivery, and brings with him to Winton, over a decade of industry experience.

Adam holds a Degree in Business Management majoring in Real Estate & Development from the University of Queensland.

Kade Motley

Kade Motley

Development Manager

Kade is responsible for delivering Winton’s Launch Bay project.  

Prior to joining the Winton Team, Kade spent 5 years in London consulting on a range of large scale, mixed-use residential projects for various clients, including Grosvenor Estate. Kade draws experience from all aspects of the project lifecycle, bringing 10 years of project and development management industry experience to the role. 

Kade holds a Bachelor of Building Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

Finn Tearney

Finn Tearney

Development Manager

Finn is responsible for the delivery of Beaches Matarangi and assists with managing the delivery of the North Ridge site in Cessnock, Australia. Finn is also responsible for financial modelling across various developments at Winton.

Finn joined Winton after a highly successful career as a professional tennis player. From 2014 – 2017, Finn played on the ATP tour where, alongside representing New Zealand in Davis Cup for multiple years, he was the top ranked tennis player in New Zealand.

Finn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California and a Masters in International Business (MSc) from Durham University, United Kingdom.

James Woods

James Woods

Development Manager

James has responsibility for several projects across Winton’s Launch Bay development.

James joined Winton after several years working on urban regeneration projects including the Auckland Waterfront and City Centre. James has experience as a property lawyer with a development, subdivision, and transaction focus.

James holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce with a major in Accounting, from the University of Auckland.

Shaun Niven

Shaun Niven

Development Manager

Shaun’s primary focus is new design and development opportunities.

Shaun has over 10 year’s experience in design and construction across all aspects of the process, from design concept, engineering, through to production and delivery.

Prior to joining Winton Shaun project managed the design and construction of superyacht new build & refits in NZ & the UK.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Transportation Design from Massey University, Auckland.

Cecilia Storm

Cecilia Storm

General Manager Operations, Northbrook

Cecilia is responsible for overseeing Northbrook’s operations.

Cecilia has over 15 years’ experience within a variety of roles and organisations, within the New Zealand retirement sector. Prior to joining Northbrook, Cecilia was with Summerset, where she held a number of operational leadership positions.

Cecilia holds both a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a current Practicing Certificate.

Michael Kensington

Michael Kensington

Senior Associate

Michael's responsibilities for Winton include investment management and new site acquisitions for the Northbrook Retirement Village portfolio.

Michael returned from the United Kingdom in 2021 where he worked most recently as an Investment Manager for a senior living developer, funded by Legal & General Capital. Prior to this, Michael was an Investment Analyst for Grosvenor Estate, focusing on its London portfolio (£5bn, Mayfair and Belgravia). Michael started his career in New Zealand, working at both Russell McVeagh and PwC.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canterbury.

Amy Arnold

Amy Arnold

Design Manager

Amy is primarily focusing on the Northbrook Retirement Village portfolio throughout New Zealand. Amy moved to Auckland in 2021, bringing experience across the high-end residential construction sector in London.

Amy has worked across all stages of a project, and prior to joining the Winton team, spent six years design managing a range of private residences and mixed-use developments in central London, including Belgravia, Mayfair and Marylebone.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Engineering and Design Management from Loughborough University, along with a Professional Diploma in Interior Design from the London National Design Academy.

Charlotte Corden

Charlotte Corden

Senior Legal Counsel

Charlotte is part of the legal team assisting the General Manager, Corporate Services with legal oversight and risk management. Charlotte has over 15 years of experience in law practising within New Zealand and internationally.

Prior to joining Winton, Charlotte worked in private practice focusing on all aspects of property transactions including commercial and residential developments, leasing and extensive transactional work.

Charlotte has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Otago University, Dunedin.

Genevieve Simmers

Genevieve Simmers

Senior Legal Counsel

Genevieve is part of the legal team assisting the General Manager, Corporate Services with legal oversight and risk management.  Genevieve has over 15 years of experience specialising in property, including commercial property transactional and leasing work and development. 

Prior to joining Winton, Genevieve held Senior Associate positions at top-tier firms, including Buddle Findlay. 

Genevieve has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Marketing from the University of Otago, Dunedin.  

Victoria Cooke

Victoria Cooke

Human Resources Manager

Victoria is responsible for the HR function across the Winton Group.

Victoria has 10 years experience as an HR generalist within New Zealand, previously working across the hospitality and manufacturing industries as well as the not-for-profit sector.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (specialising in Human Resources) from AUT University, Auckland.

Hayley Borer-Poore

Hayley Borer-Poore

Finance Manager

Hayley is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer in managing Winton’s finance, tax and accounting functions.

Hayley has over 17 years experience in New Zealand, working within property and commercial law firms. Hayley's previous positions have been with Wynn Williams, Morrison Kent Lawyers (as both a Trust Accountant and Practice Manager)and prior to joining Winton, Qantas.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Legal Executive Diploma and is currently studying towards completing her Chartered Accountancy.

Ross Lewis

Ross Lewis

Finance Analyst

Ross is responsible for financial modelling across various developments as well as investor relations.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Ross works alongside both the finance and property teams on a wide variety of analytical tasks, which includes, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and valuations.

Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Auckland. Ross is currently pursuing his Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Denham Freemantle-Kirby

Denham Freemantle-Kirby

Assistant Accountant

Denham is responsible for the administration and maintenance procedures within the finance for the Winton Group. Denham joined the finance team at Winton, after moving to Auckland from the South Island. 

Denham holds a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in the fields of Accounting and Finance, from the University of Otago, and is currently pursuing his Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Niamh West

Niamh West

Assistant Accountant

Niamh is responsible for assisting with the administration and maintenance procedures within Finance for the Winton Group. Niamh joined the team at Winton from an Auckland based food distribution business.

Niamh holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from the University of Waikato. Niamh is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Donna Mead

Donna Mead

EA to Directors / Office Manager

As well as heading office management for the Winton Group, Donna provides assistance to Winton’s Directors.

With over 30 years of operational and administrative experience acquired both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, Donna provides Winton with an extensive knowledge base in office management and organisational structure.

Donna’s previous positions have included similar roles for worldwide executive recruiters Heidrick & Struggles, Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd, and Bayleys Realty Group, as well as various high net worth individuals.

Georgia Chilman

Georgia Chilman

Office Administrator

Georgia is Winton’s Office Administrator and is responsible for all office procedures utilising her organisational skills ensuring the smooth running of office operations. Georgia also provides secretarial assistance to the Development Managers, and the wider Winton Team.

Georgia holds Bachelor of Science from Massey University, Auckland.

Lauren Christie

Lauren Christie

General Manager Queenstown

Lauren manages the Queenstown office overseeing the development of Waterfall Park and Ayrburn in Queenstown and River Terrace in Cromwell.

Lauren has been in the building industry for more than 15 years in a wide variety of roles including in government agencies, research organisations, and client-side project management. Lauren has delivered a wide variety of construction projects including education, retail, hospitality, commercial, heritage restorations, and residential.

Lauren holds a PhD and Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington. Lauren has also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business under scholarship. Lauren is a member of PrefabNZ – an industry organisation for innovative offsite construction in New Zealand.

Nicola Tristram

Nicola Tristram

Development Manager

Nicola is primarily involved with the development of Waterfall Park and Ayrburn in Queenstown, and River Terrace in Cromwell.

Nicola has over a decade’s experience in the property industry in both New Zealand and Australia. Originally a planning consultant, she moved to Australia and gained experience as a development manager, working across all stages of the property cycle. Specifically, she was responsible for the master-planning, design, and delivery of a 1400-hectare industrial redevelopment project.

Nicola holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago.

Luke Hamilton

Luke Hamilton

Development Manager

Luke is primarily involved in Waterfall Park and Ayrburn.

Luke brings to the team 12 years of civil construction experience across numerous multi-million dollar projects in the Queenstown Lakes region. Luke has worked the full spectrum of roles, literally from the ‘ground up’ through to project and division management. This experience has provided Luke with a valuable understanding of the industry and a wide gambit of skills, including budgeting, design review, value engineering, construction methodology and programming, quality control, health and safety and overall site management.

Luke holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Otago Polytechnic.

Stu Minty

Stu Minty

Development Manager

Stu is primarily involved in the development of Ayrburn and Waterfall Park in Queenstown.

Prior to joining the Winton team, Stu was Project Engineer for a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Stu brings over a decade of experience in the construction industry across the full project cycle, from feasibility to design and construction.
Stu specialises in the development of sites with challenging ground conditions and has been involved in numerous hotel, commercial, residential, civil and land development projects in both the public and private sector.

Stu holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Otago Polytechnic.

George Watts

George Watts

Senior Design Manager

George is a landscape architect who is involved in the master planning and design of Winton's projects throughout New Zealand. George’s primary focus is working with the development and project managers with master planning and design solutions, as well as overseeing landscape construction projects from concept to completion.

Before joining the team, George worked as an external Consultant for a Queenstown based landscape architecture practice and has extensive  industry experience.

George holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Victoria University, Wellington.

Vicky Horncy

Vicky Horncy

Designer

Vicky assists the Winton team with master planning and design solutions, as well as all aspects of site management, landscape design and construction from project inception to delivery.

Early in her design career Vicky worked as an interior designer in London and was primarily involved in a variety of high-end commercial projects, from conception to completion.  Prior to joining Winton, Vicky worked for a Queenstown Landscape Architecture practice for many years. These experiences combined, have given Vicky a valuable skill set and a broad understanding of the industry. 

Vicky holds a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from Leeds University, United Kingdom.

Hylton Hoffman

Hylton Hoffman

Finance Assistant

Hylton is responsible for assisting the team with financial modelling and reporting procedures.

Hylton joined Winton after previously working as an Accountant in Queenstown for four years. 

Hylton holds a Bachelor of Commerce Double Majoring in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Otago. 

Jemima Watton

Jemima Watton

Office Administrator / Project Support

Jemima is responsible for the Queenstown office procedures, using her organisational skills to ensure the smooth running of operations in the busy work environment.  

In addition, Jemima also supports ongoing projects and secretarial duties for the General Manager within the Queenstown branch along with the wider development team.

Jemima has a certificate in Business Administration from Lakes College, Cumbria, United Kingdom. Jemima's previous work experience in the United Kingdom and New Zealand included working as a Senior Teaching Assistant and Sports Coordinator, and planning and delivering several different programmes to children of varied ages.

Marc Bretherton

Marc Bretherton

General Manager Wanaka

Marc is responsible for all aspects of the Northlake development in Wanaka.

Marc has extensive experience in the land development sector, including the position of General Manager Planning & Development with Queenstown Lakes District Council. Prior to this, Marc’s roles included seven years as General Manager and Director of a South Island property development company, and various project management and consulting assignments around New Zealand.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) and a Master of Regional & Resource Planning (Distinction) from the University of Otago, Dunedin.

Richard Belcher

Richard Belcher

Development Manager

Richard is responsible for delivering the Northlake, Wanaka project.

Richard has more than 20 years' experience in both the property and building sectors. Prior to joining Winton, Richard worked with ASX listed entity Scentre Group, gaining extensive commercial and project management experience on major retail developments in both New Zealand and Australia.

Richard holds a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from Unitech, New Zealand.